Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> reporter: jobs was the dominant issue. the comment that lit up twitter more than anything else was a comment by mitt romney how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, big bird and i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: after the comment was made, there were 17,000 tweets per minute for the words "big bird ,," 10,000 for pbs. this debate really dominated twitter more so than either of the conventions. it was really pretty incredible. i'll have more on that and more from what the candidates had to say about medicare, taxes coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> really interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians w
Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
september from 8.1% the previous month. yesterday, the government said 367,000 americans applied for first time unemployment benefits last week. that's up slightly from the previous week. but still fewer than wall street was expecting. and it turned out to be is really good day on wall street. checking the numbers -- >>> investors will be sharing shares of zynga today. the maker of farmville and other games saw the shares plunge 19% after the bell. that's after the company cut the profit outlook for the year. they are citing weakness in the flagship ville games like farm vim. >>> are we facebook friends? if so we're part of a billion member large community. that's right the world's largest social network said yesterday it now has more than one billion users. facebook now has its sites on breaking into china. the chinese government currently blocks facebook from its citizens. we're friends mike. >> we are friends. a lot of us are friends. and thank you for being our friend. >>> 40 years later the charles manson murders they're back in the news. we'll tell you why coming up. >> plus, federal
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
introduced what would be a landmark amendment to the city's charter. it would grant the district government the power to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. if passed, congress or the president could still squash it while the entire council signed on to the deal, d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton opposes it. she says she'll keep pushing congress to pass a budget economy bill. >>> five minutes after 5:00. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning. >> good morning. this is the biggest part of the economy where the white collar jobs are created. dat institute for supply management -- today the stews for supply management releases its index for september. that could provide a hint about friday's big monthly reports that everybody is watching. wall street had a mixed finish yesterday. checking the numbers. the dow stands this morning at 13,482. the nasdaq down by six points and the s&p 500 was up by about a point. ifif ou
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
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